My sister and nephew came to visit us for the first time since we have been in Florida and we decided that we have to take them to the Everglades. I had never been there either so it was a great experience to share with my sister and the kids. I contemplated leaving Ella at home because I thought at 3 years old she might be too young and the air boat might be too loud for her (she is not a fan of loud noises) but in the end I decided on taking her. It was a great idea, she had a blast and also gave her some bonding time with her big cousin. I left the baby at home with daddy.
We went to Sawgrass Recreation Park in Weston, www.evergladestours.com . It was pretty amazing. The ticket for the air boat includes their animal exhibits which is awesome because we had a little bit of a wait before it was time for the airboat ride and we had a good time checking out the alligators, snakes and iguanas.
The best part is definitely the air boat ride. I LOVED it. Can you beat that view! We saw one alligator and that was enough. The Captain pulled the boat closer so we can get a good look and sat by it for a few minutes while the alligator checked us out.
I love the feeling of the wind in my hair and the openness of the Everglades. It was a gorgeous day to be out there and I can’t wait to return for another ride and I actually don’t even care if I see an alligator or not. Just the ride itself is amazing.
The baby girl had an awesome time and of course my sister and nephew did too. Waiting for the next visitor to come so we can go back there again.